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    We recommend that you feed 2-3% of the dog’s ideal body weight, spread over two meals a day. Usually, puppies should be fed to appetite from 4-6 weeks.

    From 7 weeks old please refer to our feeding guide.

    Remember this is a guide and a common-sense approach is needed. Puppies should be lean and not overweight to protect their joints. Please use careful observation as your pup develops and call us for advice if necessary. As your dog matures, begin reducing the total daily amount to 2-3% in line with the feeding guide, monitoring their weight carefully, so that you can adjust portions as necessary.

    Remember, every dog has a different metabolism and nutritional requirements, so feeding should be matched to his individual needs. Until your puppy is 16 weeks old we recommend spreading your dog’s daily food allowance over four meals per day. From 17 to 24 weeks of age reduce this to 3 meals a day. After this, 2 meals a day is preferable.

    Once you are happy with the amount of raw dog food you need you can purchase your adult raw dog food or your puppy raw dog food with the information given.

    To find out how much your dog should be eating per day, please refer to our handy raw food calculator.  

     

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    2 responses to “How much should I feed my dog or puppy?”

    1. blokewithsuperpowers says:

      Hi there, i have just created an account and ordered a sample pack, i used the calculator to find out how much to feed her, and according to that, my 17.5 kilo adult female Staffy should be eating around 350 grams per day. Currently she eats 2 full 440 gram tins of Chappie, fed in half tins, once every six hours, plus veggies as treats, chicken, fish and the occasional egg. I would like to point out that she is incredibly buff, extremely energetic and even has a visible six pack… So, the obvious question is will 360 grams (around 30-35 percent, including treats, of what she currently eats) be enough?

      Thanks in advance.

      • ProDog says:

        Hi there

        So the difference with feeding raw is that it is all good for them and nothing is wasted. There are no fillers, preservatives, additives etc – they use all of the food which means they waste less. You will notice this in the amount of stools they produce on raw. So, introduce the food as recommended and keep an eye on the waistline. Ideally the 350g should include the treats but if she starts to look too lean (you can tell this as you should be able to see 2 ribs when sniffing) then increase the amount. Any concerns, just get in touch with us.

        Regards
        Team ProDog

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